$8,000 Donation to Benefit 4 Pets for Vets

UPDATE:

Kevin Rowe upped the ante by agreeing to give Soldier’s Best Friends a total of $8,000 to help bump the total funds raised for Veterans to just over $60k! 

The original amount Lerner and Rowe Gives Back donated was $4,000.

However, Kevin Rowe decided to call the station on Friday, June 20th to increase the total donation amount to $8,000!

This additional donation helped bump the final tally for the 4 Pets for Vets fundraiser to just over $60,000. Which means that 13 Veteran’s will be paired with a service companion!!! On average Soldier’s Best Friend pairs an approximately 60 soldiers and dog a year.

(Original post from June 14, 2019 follows. )


Partnering Up to Aid Soldier’s Best Friends

4 Pets for Vets Donor SponsorsMark and Neanderpaul of KSLX team up with Soldier’s Best Friend to help raise funds to cover the costs of pairing four specialty-trained dogs with four Vets with disabilities. This is the second year Lerner and Rowe Gives Back has supported the 4 Pets for Vets fundraiser. We just love how much these radio hosts have stepped up and taken action to help make a difference in the lives of local combat Veterans.

To help the station reach their goal of pairing four pets with local Vets, we’ve agreed to pitch in and match up to $4,000 in donations.

Once a Veteran and dog are paired, they will train together to build a trusting relationship that saves two lives at once and inspires countless others.

How Soldier’s Best Friend Makes a Difference

Soldier’s Best Friend is a 501-c3 non-profit organization. The organization is dedicated to pairing and training service or therapeutic companion dogs with U.S. military veterans who live with combat-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TCI) at no cost to the veteran.

The extra special twist to these pairings is that in most instances the dogs chosen for training were rescued from local animal shelters. Meaning that two lives are touched for the good when a companion dog is chosen to help a veteran.

So donations not only help improve the life of a vet living with a disability, but they also help a homeless dog be placed into a forever home!

Join us is giving back and supporting this positive life-changing cause! Make a donation now at kslx.com/4-pets-for-vets.

Sports Pre-Screening Event for Las Vegas Student-Athletes

Title Sponsor of LV Sportz FoundationGiving Back to Protect Young Athletes in Las Vegas

We are pleased to once again sponsor one of Las Vegas Sportz Foundation’s Game Saver Programs. This summer program provides local student-athletes ages 10 to 18 with the opportunity to get a FREE pre-participation physical evaluation and heart screening for upcoming school sports activities.

July Game Saver Program details:

DATE: Saturday, July 27, 2019
TIME: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
LOCATION: The Space (3460 Cavaretta Ct., Las Vegas, NV 89103), located off Polaris Ave., just North of Harmon Ave.

Please note that parents are required to schedule an appointment  in advance, as well as ensure their child brings an athletic packet from their school to the appointment. To learn more about this free pre-participation physical evaluation and heart screening event, visit lvsportz.com/screening or contact Brian Bartolome, LV Sportz Foundation (702-561-1267 or [email protected]). 

 

Hope for the Homeless Event – East Las Vegas

East Las Vegas Homelessness OutreachOur Lerner and Rowe Gives Back team partnered today with the New Journey Church by providing food and bottled water for the visitors to the Hope for the Homeless event on the east side of Las Vegas.

The majority of the visitors were homeless people who live nearby. In addition to food, all visitors were provided free haircuts, showers, clothing, and personal hygiene kits. Our team enjoyed caring for our neighbors in need and were able to transport a few of them to local shelters.

water, food, socks, and showers. It was a privilege to work side by side with our community partners to make a difference for our poorest of neighbors,” stated Glen Lerner.


Photos from Hope for the Homeless event in east Las Vegas:

Back to School – Backpack Giveaway 2019

For the third year in a row, our outreach team will host Back to School Backpack Giveaways to give disadvantaged, school-aged youth the basic tools they need to succeed. This year the giveaways will take place in Tucson, AZ; Phoenix, AZ; North Las Vegas, NV; Albuquerque, NM; Nashville, TN; and, Chicago, IL. 

At each Back to School event, students will receive a backpack to fill with all of these school supplies:*

Backpack Giveaway for New School Year

  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Rulers
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • Crayons
  • Colored pencils
  • Pencil pouches, and more!

There will also be snacks to munch on and a radio remote to increase the energy of those in attendance!

Locations & Dates for 2019 Back to School Giveaways

 

We look forward to spending time with our community neighbors at the following Back to School Backpack Giveaway events!

July 9th, 2019 — Tucson, AZ from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. | Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson — Roy Drachman Clubhouse (5901 South Santa Clara Ave., 85706)

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July 13, 2019 — Phoenix, AZ from 10:00 a.m. to noon | Kuban Elementary School (3201 West Sherman St., 85009)

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July 27, 2019 — Nashville, TN from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Location to Be Determined

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July 28, 2019Albuquerque, NM from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  | Boys and Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico — Seligram Branch (3333 Truman St. NE, 87110)

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August 3, 2019 — North Las Vegas, NV from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Joe Kneip Park (2800 Judson Ave., North Las Vegas, NV 89030)

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August 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th — Chicago, IL | Locations to Be Determined

*Backpacks, school supplies, and food items will be handed out while supplies last.

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Jingles into Summer

Rekindling Holiday Magic This Summer

Christmas in July 2019

Christmas in July 2019 Our team looks for multiple ways throughout the year to assist those in need and spread cheer. The Christmas in July Giveaway meets both those goals!

Here’s how it works: one winner a day will be announced from July 1 – July 31, 2019. Except that on Two for Tuesdays, entrants can tag a friend for a chance that both may win their wish! Prizes equal up to $500 in value. 

Past winners have received small electronics, gift cards, bunk beds, small appliances, and a variety of other valued items!

Christmas in July Details

Now that you know the basics about the event, here are the more official details to note.

WHAT:    Christmas in July Giveaway
WHERE:  Online @ facebook.com/LernerAndRowe
WHEN:     July 1 – July 31, 2019

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to win, you must:

  1. Must be 18 years old to enter OR have a parent or guardian’s permission.
  2. Be a legal resident of Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Tennessee, Indiana, or Illinois.
  3. Like us on Facebook. (Skip this step if you already like our page.)
  4. Comment what you want for a gift on the daily Christmas in July post.
  5. Share the post with your friends and family!
  6. Agree to the terms of the official rules.

Find out more details about our the Christmas in July giveaway by contacting Cindy Ernst at (602) 977-1900. Or, you can visit the official contest page.

Father’s Appreciation Event in Chicago’s South Side

Over the weekend, our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Team proudly sponsored an Appreciation Event that was put on by our community partner, The Chicago Police Department and from Chicago’s Community Area Policing.

Fathers and father figures were honored at the event where Officer Sabrina Oliphant-King of Chicago PD’s Community Policing Office, and Love Teaching Youth ministries, created a festive environment that included great food, entertainment, clothing giveaway, haircuts, massages and much more.

The “Father’s Appreciation Event,” honored the father’s and father figures raising children in the 9th Police District on Chicago’s South Side. The event provided young men and boys who were ex-offenders, ex-gang members, and, or homeless men who were given a second chance at life. The various community partners provided various services to those in attendance, including role modeling, dress for success, and lots of encouragement from community leaders.

“We have been a longtime supporter and sponsor of The Chicago Police Department and their Chicago PD’s Community Policing Office program, as they focus on rebuilding public trust, reducing crime, and restoring neighborhoods where many of our clients and employees live.” Glen Lerner, ESQ.


Photos from the Father’s Appreciation Event in Chicago’s South Side:

 

FREE Pan Dragger Father’s Day Car Show with Veterans

Pan Dragger Event GraphicGlen Lerner is providing free doughnuts, coffee, hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and drinks for the 10th Annual Pan Dragger Father’s Day Cruise-In with Our Veterans car show. This unique event gives residents at the Nevada State Veterans Home a chance to get outside and take a trip down memory lane.  

Pan Dragger Car Show Details

Date: Sunday, June 16th
Time: 8:00 a.m. – noon
Location: Nevada State Veterans Home (100 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City, Nevada 89005)

No registration is required to enter vehicle for the show. However, those who wish to park their vintage vehicle for the viewing pleasure of the veterans are asked to arrive between 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. to line-up and park.  Volunteers will begin rolling veterans out in their wheelchairs to view the cars on display at 8:00 a.m.  

The Giving Project – Homeless Outreach

This past weekend our team participated in The Giving Project, a monthly initiative that assists the homeless in Las Vegas, Nevada. This month’s event was held indoors at the Salvation Army campus to provide a comfortable, climate-controlled environment for those seeking assistance.

“We are honored to participate with other community-minded organizations in The Giving Project. This event represents the heart of our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back foundation — joining resources with others to ‘give back’ to those in need,” shared Glen Lerner.

Food, Fellowship, and Supportive Services

Each person who attended the event was offered the following services at no charge:

  • hot food
  • snacks
  • clothes
  • shoes
  • socks
  • toiletries
  • bus passes
  • fur baby food and items
  • assessments for housing
  • assistance with medical
  • assistance with filling out applications for state assistance or Veterans benefits
  • counseling
  • rehab
  • and, a lot more.

Photos from The Giving Project June event:

 

Code Red Heat Relief Water Drive 2019

Code:Red Summer Heat ReliefWater Bottle Drop-Off Locations to Benefit Homeless and Homebound

For the seventh consecutive year, Lerner and Rowe Gives Back hosts Code Red Heat Relief water bottle drive drop-off locations for the Phoenix Rescue Mission. Additionally, our team donated $7,500 directly to the rescue mission in support of their annual heat relief campaign. And because we know the dangers that hot Arizona summers present to our homeless community members, we’ve agreed to additionally contribute up to $5,000 towards 98 KUPD’s Operation Hydration. In fact, Operation Hydration also benefits Phoenix Rescue Mission’s Code:Red Heat Relief campaign.

Bottled Water Saves Lives

Ultimately, we want to do our part to help the rescue mission save as many lives as possible among the homeless throughout the next few months of elevated heat, as well as those financially disadvantaged and homebound.

Summer Heat Relief Drop Off Locations

You can help join the fight against heat-related illnesses, injuries, and even deaths that can be brought on by Arizona’s hot summer months. All you have to do is drop-off cases of bottled water at any of Lerner and Rowe’s following Arizona law office locations during regular business hours.

Similarly, the law firm is also accepting water bottle donations at their other Arizona law offices in Tucson, Yuma, and Bullhead City to help those in need outside of the Phoenix area.


South Phoenix (Baseline Road)
52 E. Baseline Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85042
Hours: Call for location hours (602-977-1900)
Collection Dates: through August 31, 2019


Phoenix (Camelback Road)
2701 E. Camelback Rd., #140, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Hours: Call for location hours (602-977-1900)
Collection Dates: through August 31, 2019


Glendale
6766 W. Glendale Ave., Suite #105, Glendale, AZ 85303
Hours: Call for location hours (602-977-1900)
Collection Dates: through August 31, 2019


Arrowhead/Glendale
7200 W. Bell Rd., D2, Glendale, AZ 85308
Hours: Call for location hours (602-977-1900)
Collection Dates: through August 31, 2019


Mesa
535 E. McKellips Rd., #105, Mesa, AZ 85203
Hours: Call for location hours (602-977-1900)
Collection Dates: through August 31, 2019


Mesa/Gilbert
5022 S. Power Rd., #104, Mesa, AZ 85212
Hours: Call for location hours (602-977-1900)
Collection Dates: through August 31, 2019


Tolleson
9897 W. McDowell Rd., #B-235, Tolleson, AZ 85353
Hours: Call for location hours (602-977-1900)
Collection Dates: through August 31, 2019


Yuma
1651 S. Fourth Ave., B-4, Yuma, AZ 85364
Hours: Call for location hours (928-344-6200)
Collection Dates: through August 31, 2019


Bullhead City
1850 AZ-95, Bullhead City, AZ 86442
Hours: Call for location hours (928-923-6777)
Collection Dates: through August 31, 2019


Tucson
2323 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719
Hours: Call for location hours (520-977-1900)
Collection Dates: through August 31, 2019

National Police Week

National Police Week 2019

LRGB Water Bottle Donation 2019President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation in 1962 which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day. From that point forward, the week in which that date falls was named National Police Week.

As such, the Police Wives of Southern Nevada (PWOSN) seek donations from local organizations and businesses to be handed out to the 6,500 law enforcement officers of Southern Nevada during this week. PWOSN does this as a means to show appreciation of the law enforcement officers who take an active role in protecting communities on a daily basis.

For the second year in a row, we’ve stepped up to support PWOSN’s efforts by donating water bottles, time, and other resources throughout this week of gratitude.

A Day of Fellowship, A Week of Goodwill

Water Bottle Assemble - National Police Week In preparation for National Police Week Guy Williams, our community outreach coordinator, joined with PWOSN on multiple days to help assemble a portion of the 6,500 bottles our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back foundation donated to the group.

The portion of water bottles Guy helped assemble were passed out to every police officer of the South Central Area Command, the Bolden Area Command, and the North Las Vegas Area Command.

“The Police Wives of Southern Nevada play an integral role in supporting the police officers, their spouses, and families. It is an honor for Lerner and Rowe Gives Back to support our Southern Nevada police officers and their wives for the second year in a row,” shared attorney Glen Lerner.

National Police Week Las Vegas

Wrap-Up at Community Cookout

To wrap up National Police Week, our Gives Back team supplied water for a community cookout hosted by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD).

The community cookout took place at Doolittle Park as a means to show support of the many neighbors who live in this area of town.

The water we supplied was used to help ensure the hundreds of children and families in attendance remained hydrated while enjoying the planned festivities.

During the afternoon of food and fun, children and their families were all smiles as they enjoyed the nice weather, face painting, grilled hot dogs and burgers, disc jockey, and taking tours of a pink and white Metro cruiser.

Moreover, we were grateful to make new friends with other community-minded organizations and individuals; and were especially blessed to meet with Pastor Matthew Teis of Liberty Baptist Church and the staff and students from Cornerstone Church.

Both community churches are doing a fabulous job with the neighborhood youth providing everything from ice hockey camps to bible studies.

Glen Lerner recapped on the week-long events by sharing, “We are honored to support LVMPD in their community engagement activities such as the community cookout that took place at Doolittle Part.”

“Over the past three years of working with local law enforcement officers, we have witnessed a reduction in violent crime. We believe these positive results are a reflection of LVMPD’s efforts to invest in reaching out to the most disadvantaged and hardest hit Las Vegas neighborhoods. Further, we were honored to give back and support this community cookout. It was a perfect ending to our week-long celebration of National Police Week!”